January 8th, 2014, 08:22 AM #31
Put that Gatorade down! Gatorade is for closers only.
Originally Posted by Bogey
January 8th, 2014, 08:29 AM #32
They had 40 shots tonight. Should have been at least 2 goals in regulation.
January 8th, 2014, 08:33 AM #33
How about another analogy for the Kings inability to score?
You have to be hard before you can score.
You can want to score all day long, but if you can't get hard first, you're not going in.
It's as simple as that.
The Kings have to get hard first.
January 8th, 2014, 08:43 AM #34
It is frustrating the lack o' scoring. 30 shots vs St. Louis, 48 shots vs Vancouver and 2 goals, 40 vs Minnesota and 1. That is, let's see if I can get my math right. Not good.
3 goals on 118 shots. 2.5 shooting percentage.
Bright side is 1-1-1 = 3 points...so 3 of 6 points, while scoring only 3 goals on that many shots. So it could be much worse.
Last edited by eskymi; January 8th, 2014 at 08:48 AM.
January 8th, 2014, 08:56 AM #35
+23 Diff. so far.
Not too shabby IMHO.
What would be the acceptable Over/Under # since we "need" more goals?
January 8th, 2014, 09:03 AM #36
That over/under is great, figure LA has allowed 3 fewer goals than the next team (Boston) and they played more games. But I understand the feeling as it is brining back memories of 2 years ago where you are down 1-0, or 2-0 and you think...it's probably over. I liked it earlier in the year when being down 1-0 or 2-0 didn't mean as much cause LA was scoring. Just wanna get back to that.
January 8th, 2014, 09:05 AM #37
My problem with the offense is that they are working too hard rather than working smart. It's tough to keep getting open and pounding shots form the blue line then going after 2nd and 3rd chances.
They just need to open up the game in the offensive zone and start playing the interior rather than the perimeter.
January 8th, 2014, 09:14 AM #38
offensively, Chicago has more talent. they just do. not just high end, but in the bottom six as well. but offense doesn't necessarily win Cups. it does win President Trophies and that can be frustrating. but when you get to the playoffs, it's about timely scoring and great goaltending. the Wild game was frustrating, but the Kings will win 8 of 10 games when they dominate like that. maybe 9 of 10.
Originally Posted by brasspucks
if i recall, the Kings had a similar slump around the same time of year a couple of years ago. teams go through goal scoring slumps - even high scoring teams. the Kings have less margin for error so it's exaggerated more.
i do think the Kings would benefit from an upgrade on LW. whether that's Pearson getting a shot and playing well or making a move for a top-6 scorer. just remember the goal - it's not President Trophies or Division Titles - it's the big, shiny Cup.
January 8th, 2014, 09:36 AM #39
Originally Posted by ilovela
6 goals in 8 games is a liability and should be traded ... wait ... nevermind.
January 8th, 2014, 09:45 AM #40
What we don't have in terms of offense are a lot of outnumbered attacks. In that sense it IS the system because getting back on D is emphasized. There is no cherry picking.
But it's a good thing.